John Mahoney

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/20/1940, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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John Mahoney Fast Facts:
  • Born in Blackpool, England, because his family was evacuated during the bombing of Manchester, which is his hometown; they moved back as soon as they were permitted.
  • The seventh of eight children. 
  • Lost all traces of his English accent in the United States Army, which he joined in order to speed up his U.S. citizenship request.
  • Taught English Literature at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, where he had earlier earned a master's degree in English.
  • Participated in local youth theater as a child, but wasn't inspired to become an actor until he saw Albert Finney and Leo McKern in Uncle Vanya at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
  • At age 37, enrolled in classes at Chicago's St. Nicholas Theatre, cofounded by David Mamet, where he performed opposite John Malkovich.
  • Member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.
  • John Mahoney Relationships:
  • Bernard Mahoney - Brother
  • John Sullivan - Nephew
  • Margaret Mahoney - Mother
  • Reg Mahoney - Father
  • Vera Sullivan - Sister
  • John Mahoney Awards:
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • College:
  • Quincy College, Quincy, IL (BA, 1966); Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (MA in English, 1976)

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